I think having family milk cow is one of the best additions to a homestead. A family milk cow can offer so many benefits to your farm and family. There are so many reasons that it would be hard for me to state them all so I’m going to share my top 6 reason with […]
I don’t know many people in real life who have cows. A few acquaintances, but no good friends with whom I can talk regularly about cows. Like many of my interests, I turn to blogs to find like-minded people who are happy to talk non-stop about cows, manure, hay, minerals, pasture, milking schedule and bottle-feeding […]
Our first house cow Bella came to us from a dairy farm and had already had two calves. She came with her second calf, Molly, who is also a full Jersey cow. We raised Molly to be our second house cow. With Bella now having an uncertain future after having difficulty with her last calf, […]
Is it your dream to buy a family milk cow? Or even a herd? Maybe you’ve got a cow or two and you’ve been thinking of selling. There’s always some risk to buying and selling these beautiful creatures, but with a few simple guidelines, you can learn when to buy and sell them for the […]
About five years ago we bought our first house cow, Bella and she came with a young heifer calf, Molly. Since then, Bella has had three more calves: one that died and was replaced by foster calf Romeo, then Nancy, and then another this year that died and has been replaced by foster calf Charlotte. […]
Raw milk is confusing. I only realised that after we got our house cow Bella. And found that we couldn’t even share her milk. I didn’t know raw milk was such a big deal. Here’s my review of the Raw Milk Answer Book.